Mike the Mad Biologist

Category archives for Lakoff

There’s been some discussion about the flareup between Lakoff and Pinker. I’m not even going to comment on the cognitive science issues: we have bonafide experts around these parts to do that. But I have had considerable experience debating conservatives, and I have personally found most of what Lakoff writes to be pretty useless in…

Two Good Ideas From Lakoff

While I’m not the world’s biggest fan of George Lakoff, he has published two posts that are worth reading. The first, co-authored by Lakoff, Marc Ettlinger, and Sam Ferguson, argues that the “Bush is incompetent” theme is a losing strategy (coturnix has additional commentary on this post):